Overview of the Schemes of Government of India for Ngos - Mahi Gangwar

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The government has provided a helping hand to non-profit organizations working for any social cause. Government has many undergoing schemes covering almost all section of society to uplift the socially backward and under privileged. Main motto is to fill in the gap between two classes of people. Some of the latest schemes are covered later in this block.


Ministry of Art and Culture

Assistance for Preservation and Development of Culture Heritage of Himalayas

Objective is to preserve the culture heritage of Himalayan region spreading in regions including Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh through research work, documentation, dissemination etc. under the supervision of central government.

Financial Assistance for Preservation and Development of Buddhist/Tibetan Culture and Art

Aim is to provide financial aid to voluntary Buddhist/Tibetan organization and the monasteries for the propagation and scientific research on Buddhist/Tibetan art and culture.

Financial Assistance for Professional Groups and Individuals and Specified Performing Arts (salary grant and production grants)

The main objective of this group provide financial assistance to the dramatic group, theatre groups , children theatre, music ensembles and all type of performing arts. This scheme will have the component of repertory grant. There are two components in this scheme:

a. Salary Grant: It is for maximum 25 artisans @ 6,000/- per month and one Guru @ 10,000/- per month. The salary grant is released in one installment annually.
b. Production Grant: It is up to maximum of 5 lakhs per production per year. The production grant is released in two installments, 75% in the first installment and the rest 25 % in the final installment.


Promotion and Strengthening of Local Museum

The main objective is to provide financial assistance to set up new museum by the society and autonomous bodies under the state government and to promote the strengthening and modernization of existing museum at regional, state and local level.

Scheme for Building Grants to Cultural Organization

The objective of the Scheme is to give grants to voluntary cultural organizations for:

a. Construction of their building
b. Purchase of specific items of equipments
c. Requests for additions to and renovations of the existing buildings will not be covered under the Scheme unless the proposals are specifically for modernizing/upgrading/extending auditoria, studios, music halls, theatres etc.


Scheme for Financial Assistance for Research Support to Voluntary Organization engaged in cultural activities. I.e. literary, visual and performing arts

The main objective is to provide financial assistance for holding on conferences and seminars and symposia and undertaking small projects on cultural matters. It also aims to meet the expenditure on activities nature like survey, pilot projects etc.

Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Award to special incentive to NGOs for Improvement of Infrastructure

One-time assistance up to maximum of 10 lakh Rupees is given to organization for development of infrastructure and procurement of machinery and equipments etc. Especial incentive to NGOs who fulfill the criteria as specified in the scheme the proposals will be examined by an internal Committee of the Ministry under the Chairperson of Joint Secretary.

Couching for Scheduled Tribes

The scheduled tribe candidates from deprived families and disadvantaged environment find it difficult to compete with those coming from a socially and economically advantageous background. To promote a more level playing field and give ST candidates a better chance to succeed in competitive examinations, a scheme for coaching for disadvantaged ST candidates in quality coaching institution to enable them to appear in competitive examinations and succeed in obtaining an appropriate job in the public & private sector and also to appear in Entrance Examinations for Medical, Engineering, MBA and other professional courses.

Development of Primitive Tribal Group

The scheme covers 75 identified Primitive Tribal Groups. Activities include housing, land distribution, land development, agricultural development, cattle development, construction of link roads and installation of non-conventional sources of energy for lighting purpose, social security including Janshree Bima Yojana etc.

Grant-in-aid to Voluntary Organizations working for the Welfare of Scheduled Tribes

The objective of the scheme is to enhance the reach of welfare scheme of government to the people of scheduled tribe to fill in the gap between the society in STs in the field of service, education, drinking water etc. If there are any activities having impact on the socio-economic condition of the STs, that would also be considered.

Scheme of Strengthening Education among Scheduled Tribes Girls in Low Districts

The scheme aims to bridge the gap in literacy level between the general female population and tribal women, through facilitating 100% enrollment of tribal girls in the identified districts or blocks, more particularly in naxal affected areas and in areas inhabited by primitive tribal groups (PTGs), and reducing drop-outs at the elementary level by creating the required ambience for education.

Ministry of Women & Child Development

General Grant-In-Aid Scheme for Assistance to Voluntary Organizations in the field of Women and Child Development (Innovative Project)

This scheme is basically for tackling the social problems of the client group which are currently not covered under ministry of women and child development nor by central social welfare board.

Grant-In-Aid for Research, Publications and Monitoring

Grants in this category can be made to the institution, group or organization doing any research project for the development of child and women. These will include universities, research institutions and voluntary organizations.

Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers

This scheme was brought into action on 1st January, 2006. It was for providing care to the children of working women the scheme included facilities like sleeping facility, supplementary nutrition, health care facility like immunization , polio etc.

Scheme for Welfare of Working Children in Need of Care and Protection

The main aim of this scheme is to protect the rights of the children. The scheme provides parental counseling, child guidance, bridging education through bringing them in the main education system and providing vocational training and awareness among children.

Scheme of Assistance for the Construction/Expansion of Hostel Building for Working Women with a Day Care Centre

This scheme is to provide assistance for the construction and expansion of hostel buildings for working women with day care facilities so that they can feel a home away from home and be in a healthy environment with safety at reasonable cost at best situated place. The scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP)

This scheme is for training the targeted beneficiaries to earn employment –cum- income. Training is provided in both marginal and marketing field so that both the linkages are strong and to assist income generation and to provide support services like legal awareness, gender sensation, education etc.


This scheme is for the women who are deserted-has no family support. The family would have left them either for the economic reason or has social biased them. This scheme provides training to such women.

a. Primary need such as shelter, food and clothing and care to such women
b. To rehabilitate them socially and economically through education and behavioral training
c. To provide for such women and girls clinical, legal and other support.



This is a Central Comprehensive Scheme for Prevention of Trafficking for Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-Integration of Victims of Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation.

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase / Fitting of Aids / Appliances

This scheme is the involvement of voluntarily organization to provide the needy disabled person in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological.

Assistance to Voluntary Organizations for Welfare of Other Backward Classes-(OBCs)

This scheme focuses on the involvement of the voluntary sector for the improvement of the education and socio- economic condition of target group i.e.OBCs through skill upgradation and starts income generation on their own or gets gainfully employed.

Central Sector Scheme of Free Coaching for SC and OBC Students

This scheme is for providing couching for group A and B examination conducted by UPSC, SSC and RAILWAYS and also providing training for sectors like bank, insurance and PSUs. Finishing job-oriented courses for private sectors is also included. The scheme will be implemented through central, state and deemed universities.

Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme

Grant in Aid released on the basis of recommendations received from the State Government, UTs through State Multi-Disciplinary grant-in-aid committee concerned or any other agency designated by the Ministry.

Grant-in-Aid to Voluntary Organizations working for Scheduled Castes

This scheme is for the upliftment of the STs and SCs group through education and socio economic condition through skill upgradation so that they can generate income on they own or gainfully employed.

Integrated Programme for Older Persons

This scheme is basically for the older people for they care and maintenance of old age homes, setting up Vridha Asharam etc.

Scheme for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse

Assistance for following projects is provided:-

a. Awareness and Preventive Education
b. Drug Awareness and Counseling Centers
c. Treatment-cum-Rehabilitation Centers
d. Workplace Prevention Programme
e. De-addiction Camps
f. NGO Forum for Drug Abuse Prevention
g. Innovative Interventions to Strengthen Community Based Programmes
h. Technical Exchange and Man Power Development Programmes
i. Surveys, Studies, Evaluation and Research on the subjects covered under the Scheme


Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development

Provide opportunity for holistic development of youth including adolescents for realization of their fullest potential. Develop leadership qualities and personality development of youth and to channelize their energy towards socio-economic development and growth of the nation. Promote national integration, strengthen secular and eclectic outlook through creative expressions by youth. Acknowledge adolescents as a distinct sub-group among youth and address their distinct needs and at the same time provide positive stimulation and congenial environment for their all-round development.

Department of Health and Family Welfare

Mother NGO (MNGO) Scheme

The underlying philosophy of the Mother NGO scheme has been one of nurturing and capacity building. Broadly the objectives of the programme are

a. Addressing the gaps in information or RCH services in the project area
b. Building strong institutional capacity at the state, district field level
c. Advocacy and awareness generation


National Cancer Control Programme

The NGO will implement the activities by means of organizing of camps at periodic intervals in a well-defined geographical area.

National Leprosy Eradication Programme

Grant in aid is given based on deformity cases starting from Rs 1.92 Lakhs for 25 to 75 deformity cases and Rs. 9.35 Lakhs for 501 and above cases.

National Mental Health Programme

Given as Grant in aid to organizations for conducting research in Mental Health.

National Programme for Control of Blindness

Funds for implementation of the programme would be released through State health Societies in the form of Grant in aid.

National Tobacco Control Programme

IEC and mass media campaign, capacity building of Labs, training and capacity of health workers and school teacher’s etc. Funds will be provided by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare through State Health Society District Health Society.


To check the declining sex ratio in the country the Government is implementing Pre-conception and Pre-natal Techniques (PC & PNDT) Act 1994. For its effective implementation it also involves NGOs who have come up with various types of innovative proposals.

Service NGO (SNGO) Scheme

Setting up of IUD clinics, Adolescent Reproductive health, RTI, MTP services, Dai training, Gender based violence.

Service NGO (SNGO) Scheme

Setting up of IUD clinics, Adolescent Reproductive health, RTI, MTP services, Dai training, Gender based violence.

Department of School Education and Literacy

Inclusive Education for the Disabled at Secondary Stage

The scheme covers all children studying at the secondary stage in Government, local body and Government-aided schools, with one or more disabilities in the class IX to XII, namely blindness, low vision, leprosy cured, hearing impairment, etc. Girls with the disabilities receive special focus to help them gain access to secondary schools. Setting up of Model inclusive schools in every State is envisaged under the scheme.

Innovative & Experimental Education Scheme, a component under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
a. To identify agencies which can take up experimental and / or innovative programmes in furtherance of the goals set out in NPE / POA;
b. To provide financial and administrative support to the selected agencies for the activities taken by them;
c. To review and evaluate the work of the agencies taking up experimental and / or innovative programme: and
d. To disseminate the findings in respect of methods, processes and outcomes in respect of the various programmes of experimentation and / or innovation.


Integrated Education for Disabled Children (IEDC)

IEDC is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for disabled children for their integration in the main stream schools. Funding will be done 100% by the government.

Proposals from Non-governmental Organizations for setting up SRC (Adv.21.10.09)

It helps Non-governmental organizations for setting up STATE RESOURCE CENTRE (B Category) one each in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Scheme of support to voluntary agencies for adult education and skill development

This scheme is for the adult for eradication of illiteracy among the adult people between age group of 15 to 35 through voluntary sector, department of education and literacy, ministry of human resource development. Two separate schemes, namely

a. Assistance to Voluntary Agencies in the field of Adult Education: This is for development of education
b. Jan Shikshan Sansthans: This is for skill development programme.


Support to NGOs/Institutions/SRCs for Adult Education and Skill Development Scheme

The main objective of the scheme is to secure extensive, as well as, intensive involvement of voluntary sector in the endeavors of the Government to promote functional literacy, skill development and continuing education, particularly in 15-35 age group, under the overall umbrella of National Literacy Mission (NLM).

Department of Higher Education

Assistance to Agencies for Education in Human Values

The main objective is to help students/teachers/adults to learn life coping skills in stressful modern life and also inculcate a sense of self dignity and national pride. The scheme also aims to strengthen human values inputs in the entire educational process at all levels of education, i.e. from pre-primary to higher education including technical and management education.

Council for Advancement of People Action and Rural Technology

Advancement of Rural Technology Scheme (ARTS)

Aim is to work towards advancement of technology relevant to rural areas except for sectors being dealt.Council for Advancement of Rural Technology (CART) was setup as most of the efforts at development technologies for rural areas had been confined to the R & D stage and the benefits of these efforts had not reached the rural community. Consequently, the main task assigned to CART was to promote and support efforts for the transfer of technology.


The Disability Action Division is to generate awareness through formation of SHGs and taking up of economic support to activities so that the disabled people not only become self-supporting but also become equal partners in the developmental process of the community. The emphasis is on community based rehabilitation programmes through VOs who have the capacity to work in this field to focus on development rather than welfare.

Gram Shree Mela(GSM)/Buyer Seller Meet(BSM)

CAPART introduced to provide opportunities, exposure and sustainable market linkages to rural producer. The main activities undertaken by Marketing Division of CAPART are Gram Shree Mela, Exhibitions at Regional, National and International level, Workshops and Seminars, Theme Mela, etc.

Organization of Beneficiaries-OB

Scheme to create awareness about development programmes that wish to organize themselves for a cause which is sufficiently just or serious and help to sustain their campaign/struggle for betterment of their economic status and social power. It also focuses on to increase their bargaining power by supporting active network and protect the interest of SC/ST, women , landless laborers, physically handicapped persons and other disadvantaged sections of the society.

Public Cooperation

CAPART's thrust is directed towards promoting innovative and integrated projects for employment, income generation, and creation of community and fulfillment of basic needs like housing, drinking water, sanitation. CAPART has now come up with the sub guidelines under Pc schemes are as follows:

a. Micro finance, Micro planning (adopt a village program)
b. Health and Sanitation, Sustainable development and organic farming
c. Education, Environment and Energy.



The tentative budget will be as follows:

a. Workshops/Seminars/Conferences at places apart from state capitals. No. of participants – 25 - 50 Duration / 2 - 3 days Budget will be about Rs.1 lakh.
b. Workshops/Seminars/Conferences at state capitals. No. of participants - 50 - 100 Duration - 2 - 3 days Budget will be about Rs.2 lakhs.
c. Workshops/Seminars/Conferences at national level. No. of participants - 50 - 100 Duration - 2 - 3 days Budget will be about Rs.3 lakhs


YP Starter Package

YPs who are interested to set up NGOs and have completed their tenure (2 years or 3 years) with CAPART. The grant would be sanctioned in the name of the organization and is meant for creating infrastructure, meeting the expenditure on stipend of the YP for 12 months and on other routine administrative matter including the cost of conducting initial baseline survey of the area where the NGO would like to work.

National Aids Control Organisation

Community Care Centers

Each Community Care Center (CCC) is funded under Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM Round VI) through disbursement of funds to the respective NGO by the Center or through the Implementing Agency.

Targeted Intervention (TI) under NACP

The prevention of new infections in high risk groups is a major thrust in National AIDS Control Programme III. The most effective means of controlling the spread of HIV in India is through the implementation of Targeted Interventions (TIs) amongst persons most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, such as female sex workers (FSWs), men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans genders (TGs) and injecting drug users (IDU).

Central Social Welfare Board

Awareness Generation Programme

The scheme aims at generating awareness amongst women & community at large on rights, status and problems of women in particular and other social concerns. Under the schemes camps are organized, which provides a platform to Women to come together exchange their experiences and ideas and in the process develop an understanding of reality and also the way to tackle their problems and fulfill their needs.

Condensed Courses of Education for Women

The scheme aims to provide educational opportunities to girls/women above the age of 15 years along with additional inputs of skill-development/vocational training. The main focus of the scheme is to ensure that the contents of the course are need-based and modified according to local requirements and simultaneously targeting towards various stages of educational level of primary/middle/high school and matric/secondary level course.

Family Counseling Center

The Family Counseling Center scheme provide crisis intervention and counseling, necessary referral and rehabilitative services to women who are victims of domestic violence, maladjustment and discord. The Centers also create awareness and mobilize public opinion on social issues affecting status of women. The FCCs work in close collaboration with the local administration, police, district courts, etc.

Innovative Schemes

Scheme aims for the development of women and children, there are several issues relating to women and children that are not covered by the existing schemes and programmes of the Board. Voluntary organizations working in the field come across problems, which require special interventions. The Central Social Welfare Board initiated the Innovative Programme for providing coverage to such groups of women and children whose needs could not be addressed by existing schemes.

Integrated Scheme for Women Empowerment ISWE

Integrated Scheme for Women Empowerment (ISWE) for North East has been designed to address the socio-economic need of the region for empowerment of women and development of children for the “holistic development” of the area.

Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers

Under this scheme working women from the economically weaker section are provided support services in terms of substitute care through creches for children in the age group of 0-6 years. They are provided day care services, supplementary nutrition, health care services and early childhood education.

Short Stay Homes for Women and Girls

The main objective is to rehabilitate those women and girls who are facing social, economic and emotional setback due to family problems, social ostracism, exploitation, violence or other causes or are being forced into prostitution and are in moral danger. This scheme provides temporary accommodation, maintenance, medical care, counseling and rehabilitative services to women and girls in distress.

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